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Friday, January 21, 2011

Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination

JNU New Delhi, on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, will conduct the BINC examination on February 26-27, 2011. The objective of this examination is to certify bioinformatics professionals, trained formally as well as self-trained. 

Registration is open from 13-12-2010 to 03-02-2011. After 5 years of conducting this examination by University of Pune, recently in 2010, JNU New Delhi has been identified as a nodal agency by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India to coordinate this examination along with six centres namely, Pune University, Pune; Anna University, Chennai; West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata; Institute of Bioinformatics & Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore; North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong and University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

In the BINC 2009 examination, 519 candidates appeared out of which 30 candidates were certified. This year DBT has agreed to fund Research fellowships for all the BINC qualified Indian nationals to pursue Ph.D. in Indian Institutes/Universities. Note that the candidate must possess a postgraduate degree(or equivalent) & meet the criteria of the institutes/universities in order to avail research fellowship. In addition, cash prize of Rs. 10,000/- will be awarded to the top 10 BINC qualifiers. 

Graduates and above in any science, agriculture, veterinary, medicine,
pharmacy, engineering and technology are eligible to appear for the
examination. They need not have any formal training, diploma or
certificate in bioinformatics.
Last date of registration: 3 February 2011
Date of examination: 26–27 February 2011
Organised by-Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi and School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, JNU, New Delhi
Please refer to the link for further informations-

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